Formed activity pressure in Maha to handle COVID vaccine distribution; in contact with Serum CEO: Thackeray to PM Modi

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Tuesday knowledgeable Prime Minister Narendra Modi that the state has fashioned a activity pressure to make sure well timed distribution of coronavirus vaccine and executing the vaccination programme.

According to an official assertion, Thackeray made the remarks throughout Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s assembly by way of video conferencing with chief ministers of eight states which have reported larger variety of COVID-19 cases.

He stated that the State government is in contact with Adar Poonawalla, CEO of Serum Institute of India (SII), which is the companion within the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine for coronavirus.

“Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray informed PM Narendra Modi that he is in constant touch with Adar Poonawalla of Serum Institute and that the state has formed a task force to ensure timely distribution of vaccine and executing the vaccination programme,” in accordance with the Maharashtra Chief Minister’s Office (CMO).

The Chief Ministers Office (CMO) later tweeted that Thackeray additionally knowledgeable Modi about varied steps the Maharashtra government has taken to curb the unfold of the novel coronavirus within the state.

With an efficacy of round 90%, positive outcomes from an interim evaluation of medical trials of AZD1222 within the UK and Brazil, the vaccine has proved to be extremely efficient in stopping COVID-19, stated AstraZeneca on Monday.

Combined evaluation has a median efficacy of 70%, AstraZeneca stated in an announcement.

Maharashtra continues to be on the top within the record of worst-COVID affected states with 82,915 energetic cases and three,172 deaths, in accordance with the Union Health Ministry. 1,79,237 people have recovered from the illness within the state.

Besides Thackeray, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday interacted with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani, Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot, Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel, Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar, Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan, and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal by way of video conferencing to review the COVID-19 scenario.

(With company inputs)

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